‘Superhuman’ outfit on show

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A REVOLUTIONARY biosuit which could help paralysed people walk again will be demonstrated at the Northern General Hospital on Monday.

Managers at the spinal injuries unit are trying to raise £100,000 for the Ekso Skeleton machine, which uses small movements in the upper body to operate mechanical joints in the legs.

The development of the machine was originally funded by the American military interested in giving soldiers superhuman strength. But developers realised the machine had huge potential for people with spinal injuries.

Members of the public are invited to see a demonstration of the machine - which was featured in yesterday’s Star - at the spinal unit, near the hospital clocktower, between 6pm and 8pm.